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Hunting and Trapping in Harpswell

Hunting and Trapping in Harpswell

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
November 2, 2022

Don’t forget your blaze orange! Recreational hunting is a respected tradition in Maine. Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) is dedicated to providing public access to its preserves for many uses, including hunting, when appropriate. If you like to get outdoors during hunting season, we urge you (and your dogs) to wear blaze orange. In 2022, firearms… Read more

The Origins of Potts Point Preserve

This article was submitted to the Harpswell Anchor by Bob and Kay Howe of the Potts Point Road Association The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust has dramatically lessened the friction that used to exist between homeowners on Potts Point Road and outsiders seeking access to the beach and the land at the outer end of the Potts… Read more

Land Trust completes $2.14M ‘Forever Campaign’ for endowment, new preserve

Originally published in the Harpswell Anchor The Harpswell Heritage Land Trust has completed its “Forever Campaign,” raising $2.14 million to create an endowment and acquire a 57-acre preserve on Great Island. With support from more than 200 donors, the campaign surpassed its goal of $2.1 million before concluding around Labor Day weekend, according to HHLT… Read more

Preserve and Trail Videos

Preserve and Trail Videos

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
September 22, 2022

Thanks to our all-star volunteer Lianna Bizer we have videos of many of our trails and preserves. If it’s a rainy or cold day, or you can’t get out on our trails the way you used to, you can now experience our trails from home. Thanks, Lianna! Giant’s Stairs trail Click here for more information… Read more

The Tondreau Project

Why This Property? The large size (for Harpswell) of the Tondreau property means protecting a significant block of wildlife habitat which, when you include the property’s intertidal habitat, support at least 11 bird species the State of Maine has designated to be of “greatest conservation need,” including waterfowl, wading birds, and shorebirds. The property also… Read more

New Loop Trail Built by Eagle Scout

If you haven’t been to Little Ponds Preserve recently, you might not know that some big changes have been underway. Little Ponds Preserve is a small, 22-acre preserve on Great Island that Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) acquired in 2017. Eagle Scout candidate Harrison Whittaker of Topsham has worked tirelessly over the last few months… Read more

Enjoy the outdoors in winter!

Enjoy the outdoors in winter!

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust
January 30, 2022

It’s easy to feel cooped up during the cold and dark of winter. It’s worth the effort to overcome your inertia and get yourself and your family outside! Research shows that being outdoors helps our mood, our brain and our body. Luckily in Harpswell there are lots of options for where to go. This being… Read more

Love for ‘nature’s beauty and majesty’ drives family’s desire to conserve Great Island woods

Originally published by the Harpswell Anchor A family’s decision to forgo a payday from developers and instead offer their Great Island woodlands to the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust at a $1.1 million discount stems from a commitment to conservation and a generational connection to the land. “Virgin pine forest and coastal land are no longer… Read more

A New Conservation Project on Great Island

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT) has launched an ambitious campaign to preserve 57 acres of woodlands, undeveloped shorefront and associated intertidal areas at the northern end of Quahog Bay across the street from Harpswell Community School on Great Island. HHLT signed a purchase and sale agreement for the parcel with the Tondreau family, which has… Read more